GOP problem: 'Their voters are white, aging and dying off'
May 21st, 2012
08:11 AM ET
2 years ago

GOP problem: 'Their voters are white, aging and dying off'

Washington (CNN) - When presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney appears before Latino small-business owners in Washington on Wednesday, he'll address a group whose explosive birth rates foreshadow a seismic political shift in GOP strongholds in the Deep South and Southwest.

"The Republicans' problem is their voters are white, aging and dying off," said David Bositis, a senior research associate at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, who studies minority political engagement.

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  1. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE/Dutch, Bad Newz, VA

    This is all the more reason why republicans will try to disenfranchise voters now rather than later. They know they are a dying breed and soon they will be the minority. Funny how things work out.

    May 21, 2012 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  2. marisombra

    What a lame article....

    May 21, 2012 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
  3. Al-NY,NY

    Will Romney try to speak Spanish?? "Yo soy un Mexicano" "tacos bueno" This article is spot on and the GOP better start doing something about it or the red-meat states are gonna start to see more and more of "them" being in the state government. My money is on them doing nothing of substance because Billy Jo Bob and his 3-G's mantra will not give an inch.

    May 21, 2012 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  4. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    As long as the Republicans maintain their campaign rhetoric, Black and Latino Republicans will be fewer and further between than they already are. The only exception to this will be the Cubans, as the Republicans support the "wet-foot/dry-foot" policy that ICE has maintained since the early 1960s. It is because of this policy vs. the "deport 'em all" policies toward the rest of the undocumented Hispanics that drives those voters (both naturalized and born here) from the Republican party.

    May 21, 2012 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Makes you wonder why the republicans alienate every faction of America that is not a white male, wealthy, or a teavangelical.

    May 21, 2012 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    The GOP big tent made up of bigots, billionaires, birthers, Birchers, big oil, and Wall Street, may not be as big as they thought it was.

    May 21, 2012 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  7. Molly

    When Fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and caring a cross.
    Sinclair Lewis

    May 21, 2012 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  8. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Hate can't live forever and thank God for a new generation of youths that view the World different.

    May 21, 2012 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  9. Donkey Party

    Not a very revealing article. Anyone with functioning gray-matter between their ears knows that the Democrats are the party of inclusion, and the Republicans are the party of exclusion.

    May 21, 2012 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  10. Oliver Dotson

    Forget about the fact that the GOP voters are Whlite, aging and dying off–they still seem to garner sufficient voters to cause great problems in our tired democracy. When will the poor,(who are the largest voters for the GOP), learn that they vote for the laws that hurt them the most. The average voter is ill informed or misinformed and needs to study the way the politicans vote and be better informed. As long as we allow our democracy to run on not millions but billions of dollars we can't win. We must get the money out of our elections to prevent elections from being bought.

    May 21, 2012 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  11. Donkey Party

    "Their voters are white, aging, and dying off".

    Or more commonly referred to as "male, pale, and stale".

    May 21, 2012 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  12. Myviewis

    This article proves again that Democrats are the more powerful, bigger in numbers, rich, wealthy and have the upper hand. Republicans are small in numbers and are the underdog and not as rich, wealthy as Democrats. Democrats are more educated and have more college degrees than Republicans. Democrats are the elite.

    May 21, 2012 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  13. Anonymous

    Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Hate can't live forever and thank God for a new generation of youths that view the World different.
    ---------
    No it can't. Unbelievable that hate against one's neighbor has gotten the GOP as far as it has in today's world, isn't it? Half the haters have no idea just how foolish they sound and the other half of them are still convincing themselves their silly innuendos aren't exactly what they are: meaningless.

    May 21, 2012 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  14. Ed1

    The other problem most Dem's are just to stupid to see that they want everything given to them without earning it and the Repub's are tired of paying most of the taxes this country collects.

    I would love to have a retirement like our government elected and union workers have it's sweet.

    We are starting to look more like Greece everyday just want something for nothing or is it Greece is trying to be like us.

    May 21, 2012 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  15. rla

    Why are the democrats so willing to spout innuendo rather than facts???? Just look at the dem/liberals on this blog and the unsupported statements they issue from their talking point sheets.... Sorry but America is fed up with your Chicago style politics!!!! Say good by to the presidency, House and Senate this November– the dems hav failed and we know its time to move on!

    May 21, 2012 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  16. Brian

    When will the democrats stop using the race card . . . . .never. It has allowed them to shut so many people down, but now it seems the voters of this country are no longer willing to simply step back when confronted with those who continue to use the race card. Instead we the people are standing for equality for all, not just the unions. We are demanding that everyone be held financially accountable and we the tax paying citizens are voting. Keep trying to use every democratic trick, while we vote you out of public office.

    May 21, 2012 09:26 am at 9:26 am |